Ms. Wright enters each new school year as though it is her very first year teaching, but this will be twenty-eight years in education, August 2020-2021 and the beginning of seven years at Compton-Drew ILC Middle School as a 7th grade English Language Arts teacher. Bubbling over with excitement, nervous jitters, and a sense of privilege. The privilege of meeting new students where they are academically and socially.
Ms. Wright's focus is on building a learning community composed of respect, responsibility, and safety known as the leading factors of PBIS-Positive-Behavior-Intervention Support. Ms. Wright believes that before the door of learning opens, students must have worked to attain the keys. The keys are in the form of showing respect for themselves and others, adhering to all rules that apply in the school and classrooms. The goals that are set in class are designed simply to equip students to become better communicators through reading, writing, listening and speaking every day; and to work towards career and college readiness, which leads to the development of becoming productive citizens.
Ms. Wright believes that character development stirs in a positive direction, which is essential in attaining student success; and when education is presented in a manner that stimulates the peak interest of students, then the learning can be maximized.
Ms. Wright set a standard within all classes, that the expectations set to accomplishing goals are not determined by, race, gender, socioeconomic status and ethnicity.
Final message...she leaves you with this quote: "With diversity, great can come from anywhere in any situation". "Education must not simply teach work, it must teach life".